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NHK WORLD-JAPAN Launches in Salt Lake City TV Market via Partnership with KUEN, a service of the Utah Education Network

KUEN Joins U.S. Public Broadcasters Distributing Japanese Lifestyle and News Programming in English to U.S. Markets

/EIN News/ -- SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NHK WORLD-JAPAN, Japan’s global 24-hour, English-language television channel, is now available to cable and over-the-air viewers in the Salt Lake City market, thanks to a just-concluded partnership with KUEN, a service of the Utah Education Network. The announcement was made by Mr. Masaru Shiromoto, president and CEO, Japan International Broadcasting; and Dr. Laura Hunter, Chief Operating Officer and station manager, KUEN.

“We are especially pleased with the partnership with KUEN and the opportunity to be a part of the Salt Lake City, Utah community,” said Mr. Shiromoto. “NHK WORLD-JAPAN’S mission is to present the rich culture of Japan and Asia and to provide global news from the Asian perspective. It matched perfectly with Utah Education Network’s mission to enrich lives and strengthen communities through the power of media."

“The addition of NHK WORLD-JAPAN to our channel lineup offers viewers a variety of engaging programming options,” said Dr. Hunter. “For people across Utah with an interest in international news, as well as in Japanese culture, NHK WORLD-JAPAN’S wide range of programs and series provides a fresh new look and a decidedly global perspective."

NHK WORLD-JAPAN is a 24/7 network featuring original television programming from NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), the country’s only public broadcaster. NHK WORLD-JAPAN delivers a unique and diverse blend of programming featuring hourly live international news from Tokyo and news bureaus around the globe, along with programs on Japanese society, politics, scientific advancement, culture, history, food and lifestyle.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN can now be seen on Comcast channel 389 & 1152 and over-the-air digital channel. 9.4. For all other listings, viewers can visit UEN.org/tv or check with their local cable provider.

Salt Lake City joins New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, Orlando, Charlotte and Baltimore among other U.S. markets now carrying the NHK WORLD-JAPAN channel, which in total reaches over 325 million households in 160 countries.

About NHK WORLD-JAPAN: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan’s sole public broadcaster, operating the nation’s largest domestic and international television network. In Japan, NHK broadcasts four TV channels and three radio stations. NHK also transmits two international television channels, NHK WORLD-JAPAN (English, HD, 24/7) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese, HD, 24/7), as well as international radio services in eighteen languages.  NHK WORLD-JAPAN reaches over 325 million households in 160 countries and regions via local satellite and cable TV providers. Online live streaming and VOD (video on-demand) services through the free mobile app and the website, give viewers access to NHK WORLD-JAPAN anywhere and anytime. You can also connect through Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Presenting an extensive range of Asia-centered programming, NHK WORLD-JAPAN is your window to Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world. For more details, visit nhk.jp/world .

About Japan International Broadcasting, Inc.: Japan International Broadcasting Inc. (JIB), a subsidiary of NHK, is responsible for the worldwide distribution of the HD English language news/lifestyle channel “NHK WORLD-JAPAN,” as well as the HD Japanese language channel “NHK WORLD PREMIUM.” Currently, the two channels are broadcast around the world on three international plus domestic satellites in their respective markets and reach households, hotels and others via DTH, cable, IPTV, and terrestrial broadcast.

About Utah Education Network: Utah Education Network (UEN) provides network services, application services and support services to public education, higher education and libraries. It is a public/private partnership that connects every public school, charter school, college, applied technology college and university in Utah. UEN provides connectivity and educational resources to more than 750,000 students and more than 61,000 educators and staff in Utah public and higher education.

Contact:

Boyle Public Affairs for NHK WORLD-JAPAN
Jim Boyle
571-213-3979
jim@boylepublicaffairs.com

KUEN:
Lisa Cohne
801-581-5176
lcohne@media.utah.edu

Rich Finlinson
801-585-7271
rfin@uen.org

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